Friday, March 4, 2016

QPl Connections by Delene Allen

Wood County Democrat – Quitman TX
March 9, 2016
The next 2nd Friday Acoustical Music Circle is March 11, 2016 from 6 - 9 p.m. in the library’s community room. Occasionally, members from the following regional bands drop by to jam with the locals: The Coleman Brothers, Denim Grass, The Backroad Band, Highway 852, The Hubbard Family and The Massat Family. Acoustical musicians of all ages and musical levels are invited to join in, and listeners are always welcome. There is no charge to attend. Call 903-952-8305 for more information.
Since 1911, our nation has recognized March as National Women’s History Month. Near the library’s checkout desk is a media display to honor many women who have shaped America’s history and its future through their public service and government leadership. March is also National Craft Month, so for hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers, the library now offers these TexShare® Databases: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center. Call or stop by to learn more about these and many other databases.
Special thanks extend to Kay Robinson for her donation of a Time magazine subscription, and to Ken and Margo Massat for donating a one-year subscription to Citizen magazine.
Patron cards are available for those residents who can provide proof of residence in Wood County and photo identification.  A guardian must sign for children ages 5 - 17.  Regular hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.  Call 903-763-4191 for more information or visit our website at Stop by soon and check out what your library has to offer. Keep up with current events on our Facebook page at

Adult Services
There will be no GED® class on Thursday, March 10, 2016 due to Spring Break. The class will resume on Thursday, March 17, 2016. This General Educational Development preparatory class, taught by Virginia Haney, is on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library and runs concurrently with the Q.I.S.D. calendar. There is no charge for this class. For more information, contact Peggy Lustig in Jacksonville TX at 903-589-6900.
Free knitting and crochet instruction is offered each Thursday 2 – 4 p.m. in the library’s main gallery. Students of all ages and skill levels may bring their own supplies and join the group.

Children’s Services
Join the Story Time Gang on Thursday, March 10, 2016 from 2 – 3 p.m. and learn “All About Texas – Part 2,” because Texas is so big, it will take 2 weeks to cover! Lillian Gray plans an educational hour filled with stories, crafts and plenty of fun. Story Time is designed for young readers and home-schooled students; however anyone who wants to hear a great story is welcome.  For more information, call 903-763-BOOK (2665) or email her at 

Friends of the Library
Invite your friends to bring their lunch and join the FOL at noon on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, for a special hour of community fellowship at the Quitman Public Library!  Guest speaker will be children’s author, J.H. Pitts. She will present her newest book, The Cousins and the Great Dragon War.
It’s really okay to munch your lunch during the meeting – that’s what it’s all about. Friends of the Library is an active group of volunteers dedicated to the growth and improvement of the library.

The Wood County TX Genealogical Society will meet Monday, March 21, 2016 at the library. Volunteers are available, by appointment, to assist anyone who would like to learn more about family history research. Visit the group’s Facebook page at

On Display
                In the lobby showcase is a display commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks System, arranged by the Elizabeth Denton English Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

New Arrivals

The latest books, audiobooks and movies that have been added to our collection can always be found by visiting our online catalog at Download the OverDrive® app on Google Play® to connect to our library’s vast collection of eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos for your electronic devices. 

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